Minor in European Studies

Comprised of courses in history, political science, languages, media, and sociology, the interdisciplinary Ivan Allen College European Studies minor connects study of ancient, medieval and modern Europe, including France, Germany, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the European Union. The countries of Europe individually and collectively a pivotal role in world politics and the global economy. Europe is also key region for U.S. geostrategic and economic interests. Moreover, Europe reflects different ways to structure state-society relations and has contributed greatly to western culture. In addition, the European Union is the world’s most advanced form of international cooperation. As a consequence, the study of Europe should be an integral part of a contemporary education. Through interdisciplinary study of culture, history, politics, sociology, and languages in Europe, students engage in comparative study of societies and values.

This minor is designed for undergraduates who will enter a wide range of careers (engineering, science, business, public service, law, teaching, research, etc.).

Minor Requirements

Completion of the European Studies Minor will require 15 credit hours:

  • One of the following (3 hours):
    • INTA 2220 – Government and Politics of Western Europe
    • INTA 2221 – Politics of the European Union
    • INTA 4230 – Seminar in Europe: European Union
  • Three electives from the list of approved electives below (9 hours)
  • One upper-level language course in Spanish, French, German, or Russian (3 hours)

Courses required by name and number and/or used to satisfy Core Areas A through E in a student's major degree program may not be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. However, courses used in a minor may be used to fulfill electives (free electives, technical electives, etc.) required by the student's major degree program.

All courses for the minor must be taken for a letter grade of C or better.

How can I enroll?

1. Watch this video for an overview and instructions on how to add the minor.
2. Find and complete the Add a Minor form 
3. Have your Major Advisor sign the form
4. Email the form to Stephanie Jackson
5. Set up an Advising appointment to review DegreeWorks and get questions answered. After that appointment, Stephanie Jackson will sign and submit the form. 

Why should I enroll?

A minor in European Studies will:

  1. Allow students to extend and leverage Georgia Tech learning around the globe.
  2. Prepare students for global leadership and collaboration with one of the key strategic and economic partners of the U.S.  
  3. Provide opportunities for students to travel, learn, and explore unique places through study abroad programs.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the minor, students will demonstrate:

  1. Oral proficiency at Intermediate-low or higher on the ACTFL scale in French, German, Spanish or Russian.
  2. In-depth knowledge of two or more specific aspects of contemporary politics, economics, or societal movements in Europe.
  3. The ability to analyze the regional politics, history, society, media, and/or culture of Europe.

Study Abroad Opportunities

All courses taught by Ivan Allen College faculty on European study abroad programs will be eligible for credit. Europe-focused courses on the Oxford Program will be eligible, as will INTA, HTS, LMC and European language courses offered at Georgia Tech Lorraine.

Many (but not all) courses taught within these programs might be counted towards the European Studies minor. One external course from a semester exchange may be applied toward the minor. Only a course focusing on European culture, politics, history, sociology or economics or an advanced language course will be eligible for minor credit.

Search for study abroad programs here: https://oie.gatech.edu/ea-programs.

Minor Details

Course List

Required Courses (3 hours) one (and only one):

  • INTA 2220 – Government and Politics of Western Europe
  • INTA 2221 – Politics of the European Union
  • INTA 4230 – Seminar in Europe: European Union

Three Elective Courses (9 hours):

  • HTS 1031 - Europe from the Renaissance
  • HTS 2036 - Revolutionary Europe: 1789-1914
  • HTS 2037 – Twentieth Century Europe, 1914-present
  • HTS 3028 – Ancient Greece
  • HTS 3029 – Ancient Rome
  • HTS 3030 – Medieval Europe, 350-1400
  • HTS 3031 – European Labor History
  • HTS 3032 – Modern European Intellectual History
  • HTS 3033 – Medieval England
  • HTS 3035 – Britain from 1815 - 1914
  • HTS 3036 – Britain since 1914
  • HTS 3038 – The French Revolution
  • HTS 3039 – Modern France
  • HTS 3041 – Modern Spain
  • HTS 3043 – Modern Germany
  • HTS 3045 – Nazi Germany: The Holocaust
  • HTS 3046 – Science, Politics and Culture in Nazi Germany
  • HTS 3048 – Modern Russian History and Society
  • HTS 3063 – British Colonization
  • HTS 3803-23 – Special Topics (with approval)
  • HTS 4031 – Seminar in European History
  • HTS 4699 – Undergraduate Research (with approval)
  • HTS 4813-43 – Special Topics (with approval)
  • HTS 4925-29 – Special Problems (with approval)
  • INTA 3044– Global Politics of Technology
  • INTA 3101 – International Institutions
  • INTA 3120 – European Security Issues
  • INTA 3121 – Foreign and Security Policies of Russia and Eurasia
  • INTA 3223 – Transatlantic Relations
  • INTA 3321 – Political Economy of European Integration
  • INTA 4121 – Seminar in Europe: European Security
  • INTA 4801-3 – Special Topics (with approval)
  • LMC 3102 – The Classical Tradition
  • LMC 3104 – The Age of Scientific Discovery
  • LMC 3106 – The Age of Scientific Revolution
  • LMC 3112 – Evolution & Industrial Age
  • LMC 3228 – Shakespeare
  • LMC 3302 – Sci, Tech & Ideology
  • LMC 3316 – Postcolonialism
  • LMC 3502 – Medieval Lit & Culture
  • LMC 3504 – Renaissance Lit & Culture
  • LMC 3506 – Enlightenment Lit & Culture
  • LMC 3512 – Brit/Cont Romanticism
  • LMC 3514 – Victorian Lit & Culture One advanced language course (3 hours)
  • FREN 3000 – Survey of French Literature
  • FREN 3001 – French Literature 1800-1900
  • FREN 3002 – French Literature 1900-Present
  • FREN 3004 – Drama Workshop
  • FREN 3011 – France Today I FREN 3012 – France Today II
  • FREN 3014 – Intro to Contemporary France
  • FREN 3015 – Social Identities French
  • FREN 3017 – Paris: Modernity Today
  • FREN 3030 – French Phonetics
  • FREN 3040 – Reading and Translation
  • FREN 3061 – Advanced Business French I
  • FREN 3062 – Advanced Business French II
  • FREN 3110 – Comics & Graphic Arts
  • FREN 3121 – Advanced Composition
  • FREN 3551 – French for Professions I
  • FREN 3552 – French for Professions II
  • FREN 3555 – French for Engineers I
  • FREN 3556 – French for Engineers II
  • FREN 3691 – French LBAT I
  • FREN 3692 – French LBAT II
  • FREN 3693 – French LBAT III
  • FREN 3694 – LBAT French Semester Abroad
  • FREN 3697 – Paris/Cinema
  • FREN 3821-23 – Special Topics (with approval)
  • FREN 3XXX – French Elective (with approval)
  • FREN 4001 – French Stylistics
  • FREN 4011 – French Art
  • FREN 4013 – Literature & Visual Arts
  • FREN 4061 – French Science & Technology I
  • FREN 4062 – French Science & Technology II
  • FREN 4101 – Francophone Literature I
  • FREN 4102 – Francophone Literature II
  • FREN 4200 – Intro French Philosophy
  • FREN 4241 – French Cinema I
  • FREN 4242 – French Cinema II
  • FREN 4250 – Reading Les Miserables
  • FREN 4300 – France and Globalization
  • FREN 4813/23/33 – Special Topics (with approval)
  • FREN 4901-02 – Special Problems (with approval)
  • FREN 4XXX – French Elective (with approval)
  • GRMN 3010 – Intro-German Literature
  • GRMN 3011 – Germany Today
  • GRMN 3023 – Advanced German Grammar
  • GRMN 3024 – Conversation & Composition
  • GRMN 3026 – Stylistics
  • GRMN 3030 – Cross Borders Literature/Culture
  • GRMN 3055 – Fairy Tales Grimm/Disney
  • GRMN 3071 – Intro-Business German I
  • GRMN 3110 – TV & Electronic Culture
  • GRMN 3695 – Structure, Communication & Correspondence
  • GRMN 3696 – Current Issues
  • GRMN 3697 – Communication & Culture
  • GRMN 3813/21-23/33 – Special Topics (with approval)
  • GRMN 3901 – Special Problems (with approval)
  • GRMN 3XXX – German Elective (with approval)
  • GRMN 4010 – Perspectives of German Media
  • GRMN 4012 – German Identity
  • GRMN 4023 – Select Readings-German Literature
  • GRMN 4024 – German Film and Literature
  • GRMN 4025 – German Culture & Film
  • GRMN 4026 – German Post-Wall Cinema
  • GRMN 4027 – German Political Songwriting
  • GRMN 4061 – Advanced Business German I
  • GRMN 4065 – European Union
  • GRMN 4120 – Literary Representation of History
  • GRMN 4126 – Advanced Stylistics
  • GRMN 4691 – Berlin in the 20th Century
  • GRMN 4692 – Americanization in FRG
  • GRMN 4693 – Industrial Transformation of German Society/Economy
  • GRMN 4694 – 200 Years of German Technology
  • GRMN 4813/23/33 – Special Topics (with approval)
  • GRMN 4901-02 – Special Problems (with approval)
  • GRMN 4XXX – German Elective (with approval)
  • RUSS 3001 – Advanced Russian I
  • RUSS 3002 – Advanced Russian II
  • RUSS 3005 – Russian for Heritage Speakers
  • RUSS 3222 – Russian 20th Century Literature & Film
  • RUSS 3242 – Urban myth in Russian Literature
  • RUSS 3350 – Russian-US Mass Cultures
  • RUSS 3691 – Intensive Advanced Russian
  • RUSS 3692 – Reading & Comprehension: Business, Science & Technology
  • RUSS 3695 – Contemporary Russia
  • RUSS 3698 – Russia Yesterday & Today
  • RUSS 3803/11-13/23/33 – Special Topics (with approval)
  • RUSS 3XXX – Russian Elective (with approval)
  • RUSS 4320 – 19th Century Russian Writers
  • RUSS 4335 – Technology, Society & Culture – USSR & Russia
  • RUSS 4340 – Business Discourse 1990-
  • RUSS 4360 – Russian Culture Through Song
  • RUSS 4380 – Russian Culture in Exile
  • RUSS 4692 – Intensive Advanced Russian II
  • RUSS 4693 – Intensive Advanced Russian III
  • RUSS 4813/23/33 – Special Topics (with approval) RUSS 4901-2 – Special Problems (with approval)
  • RUSS 4XXX – Russian Elective (with approval)
  • SPAN 3040 – Practical Applied Spanish Grammar
  • SPAN 3050 – Intro-Reading Hispanic Literature
  • SPAN 3061 – Business Spanish I
  • SPAN 3064 – Medical Spanish
  • SPAN 3101 – Conversation I
  • SPAN 3111 – Composition I
  • SPAN 3112 – Composition II SPAN 3151 – Conversation Practicum
  • SPAN 3241 – Individual & Family in Hispanic Literature
  • SPAN 3242 – Society in Hispanic Literature
  • SPAN 3691 – Business Communication & Correspondence
  • SPAN 3693 – Science and Technology
  • SPAN 3694 – Seminar Abroad SPAN 3697 – Spanish Health Professionals
  • SPAN 3698 – Spain Health Industry
  • SPAN 3813/23/33 – Special Topics (with approval)
  • SPAN 3XXX – Spanish Elective (with approval)
  • SPAN 4061 – Science & Technology I
  • SPAN 4062 – Science & Technology II
  • SPAN 4065 – Spanish Linguistics
  • SPAN 4101 – Advanced Communication Workshop
  • SPAN 4158 – Diversity in Spain
  • SPAN 4170 – Spanish Applied Linguistics
  • SPAN 4236 – Media, Market & Advertising
  • SPAN 4693 – Sustainability in Spain
  • SPAN 4813/23/33 – Special Topics (with approval)
  • SPAN 4902 – Special Problems (with approval)
  • SPAN 4XXX – Spanish Elective

Undergraduate Advising

Stephanie Jackson
Associate Director, Undergraduate Advising and Professional Development
Phone: 404.894.0342 | Email: stephanie.jackson@inta.gatech.edu
156 Habersham / Ivan Allen College

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